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Lolobau

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  • Papua New Guinea
  • Melanesia and Australia
  • Caldera
  • 1912 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 4.92°S
  • 151.158°E

  • 858 m
    2815 ft

  • 252130
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
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Eruptive History

There is data available for 4 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1911 1912 Confirmed 4 Historical Observations East flank (Sili)
[ 1908 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
1904 Aug 9 1905 Oct 18 (in or after) Confirmed 4 Historical Observations East flank (Sili, Malo), Hulu ?
1100 ± 30 years Unknown Confirmed 4 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Hulu
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Lolobau.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Lolobau.

Photo Gallery

Lolobau volcano (left) sits astride the western rim of a caldera that formed about 12,000 years ago on the 8 x 13 km, oval-shaped Lolobau Island. It is seen here from the south across Expectation Strait along the NE coast of New Britain. The peak at the right lies on the eastern rim of the 6-km-wide caldera. Several vents within the caldera, occupying an E-W-trending line on the eastern flank of Mount Lolobau, have been active during historical time.

Photo by Robert Citron, 1970 (courtesy of William Melson, Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.
The oval-shaped island of Lolobau lies just off the northern coast of New Britain, west of Cape Deschamp. Lolobau was constructed over the western rim of a 6-km-wide caldera. Eruptive activity from vents on the flank of Lolobau inside the caldera have continued into the 20th century.

Photo by Robert Citron, 1970 (courtesy of William Melson, Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.
Lolobau volcano (left center) sits astride the western rim of a 6-km-wide caldera, which formed about 12,000 years ago on the 8 x 13 km, oval-shaped Lolobau Island. Lolobau is seen here from the south beyond the lower flanks of Ulawun volcano. The smaller peak at the right is located along the eastern caldera rim. Several vents within the caldera along an E-W-trending line on the eastern flank of Mount Lolobau have been active during historical time. The latest eruptions took place during the early-20th century.

Photo by Robert Citron, 1970 (courtesy of William Melson, Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Ulawun
Publisher: PNG Topographic Survey
Country: PNG
Year: 1985
Series: T601
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Ulawun
Title: Sol-I Region, Topo of the
Publisher: USGS-CCOP/SOPAC S. Pacific Project
Country: Solomon Is
Year: 1983
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:1,800,000
Map of Sol-I Region, Topo of the
Title: Lolobau
Publisher: PNG Topographic Survey
Country: PNG
Year: 1979
Series: T601
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Lolobau
Title: Bangula
Publisher: PNG Topographic Survey
Country: PNG
Year: 1975
Series: T601
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:100,000
Map of Bangula
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Lolobau in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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